Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead!

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Great news everyone! Ding dong, the Witch is dead!  And I have proof.  Of course, the Fairy Tale Genealogist always has proof. It’s right there in the probate record for Green W. Witch.  The “W” standing for Wicked, no doubt. … Continue reading

Peter Parker’s (Spiderman’s) Double Life: Oh, What a Tangled Web

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Filed under “Truth is stranger than fiction (but both are fun to blog about)” the story of Peter Parker, aka Spiderman, gave the Fairy Tale Genealogist plenty of juicy details to uncover and document. Indeed, the saying, “Oh what a … Continue reading

George Banks: Life After Mary Poppins

George Banks

This is George Banks, looking considerably happier than he did the morning Mr. Dawes sacked him at the bank and his nanny, Mary Poppins, left his employ (something to do with the changing wind…) When we last saw old George, … Continue reading

Mary Poppins: Life before No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane

Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way

I don’t know about you, but I just assumed Mary Poppins had always been a nanny when she arrived on the doorstep of No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London. Well, imagine my surprise when I discovered she started out … Continue reading

Clark Kent and Lois Lane: Not-so-secret identities uncovered by the Fairy Tale Genealogist

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Mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent has been found out! That’s right. The Man of Steel’s “secret” identity is right there in the 1930 U.S. federal census records for all to see, thanks to some sleuthing by the Fairy Tale Genealogist. The … Continue reading

Peter Pan’s mid-life crisis

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Spoiler alert:  Peter Pan DID grow up!  In fact, The Fairy Tale Genealogist has uncovered evidence of a mid-life crisis for ol’ Pete. Yes, vital records can be valuable in piecing together the untold stories of fictional characters. Certain characteristics … Continue reading

Pinocchio: Records don’t lie (or do they?)

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The Fairy Tale Genealogist is at it again.  Let’s find out what became of Pinocchio, using records from Ancestry.com and good photo-editing software.You all know that Pinocchio was the wooden puppet whose wish came true when he became a real, … Continue reading

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Little Known Facts Uncovered Thanks to The Fairy Tale Genealogist

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Subscription genealogy websites are booming in popularity.  It has never been easier to unearth fascinating facts about your kin, thanks to Ancestry, My Heritage, Footnote, Find My Past, and FamilySearch (a non-subscription site), among others. Naturally, this led me to … Continue reading